Screen Shot 2013-03-27 at 00.21.49The second edition of Bayelsa Book & Craft Fair 2013 returns on 18-19th, April, followed  the next day by the glamorous Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in Yenagoa.

The Fair director, Onyeka Nwelue said: “Authors this year include Shobhaa De from India, a former model and very controversial columnist; Brian Bwesigye from Uganda and Javier Lozano from Mexico. Portuguese actor, Jose Fildago will be in a conversation with former Big Brother Africa housemate and currently Rhythm FM presenter, Melvina Longpet. Uti Nwachukwu, model, actor and TV presenter will moderate sessions and also talk about the invasion of the privacy of the lives of celebrities.”

“Nollywood director, Charles Novia will launch his memoir, Nollywood Till November and also speak about the joy of documentation. Nigerian writer, Toni Kan will talk about ‘How We Can Make Money as Writers’. Professors Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, Chukwuemeka Ike and Kanchana Ugbabe will speak. Others include, Sinem Bilen-Onabanjo, Nze Ifedigbo Sylva, Binyerem Ukonu, Teresa Oyibo-Ameh, Ayodele Arigbabu, Ayodele Morocco-Clarke, Ayodele Olofintuade, Chris Ihidero, Akin Alabi, Sharon Ezeamaka, Peter Bunor Jr, Williams Uchembah, Emmanuel Iduma, just to mention a few.”

There will be a full list of participating authors available on the Fair’s website next week and a programme of sessions and workshops.

GloNaijaSings winner, Casey Ed will perform, as well as French ballad singer, Jann Halexander from Paris.

Dudley O’Shaughnessy will be there to give out books to school children in Yenagoa with Denrele Edun.

Bayelsa Book & Craft Fair was initiated by Africa Film Academy, curated by Blues & Hills Consultancy and proudly sponsored by Bayelsa Tourism Bureau and Century Energy Services Limited (CESL). This year’s theme is: Africa as One.

Please contact Ekom Ibiok on 08175106917 and [email protected]

Interested? Please contact Ekom Ibiok on 08175106917 and [email protected]

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